(Fred Pohl also introduced Larry to a fan named Fuzzy Pink who became his wife, but that's another story. ) The star currently believed to be the closest one with the best chance of having a human habitable planet is Tau Ceti (Gliese 76). Gordon R. Dickson's Childe Cycle (more commonly known as the Dorsai series ) has many actual stars. Alpha Centauri A (Gliese 559) has Cassida, and Alpha Centauri B has Newton. Dunnin's World is around Altair (Gliese 768).
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Harmony and Association orbit Epsilon Eridani (Gliese 699). Procyon (Gliese 785) is home to Mara, Kultis, Ste. Marie, Zombri, and Coby. Sirius (Gliese 799) has Oriente, Freiland, and New Earth. And Tau Ceti (Gliese 76) is home to Ceta, of course. (Thanks to Russel Martin for this list). And Erynus tells me that the Dorsai home planet orbits Fomalhaut.
In Walter Jon Williams's Voice of the Whirlwind, Sheol is Wolf 799 (Gliese 756), Archangel is Ross 97 (Gliese 768), and Terminus is Ross 986 (Gliese 768). In Buzz Aldrin John Barnes ENCOUNTER WITH TIBER, the planet Tiber is around Alpha Centauri A. The Sierra computer game ALIEN LEGACY takes place at Beta Caeli (Gliese 676. 6). [:,, ],, Modern Antenna Design_ Thomas A Milligan_ 7555 p. 576-598, Antenna Engineering Handbook_ John Volakis_ 7557 Ch. 68-6 to 68-89 Ch.
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68-55 to 68-69, Foundations of Antenna Theory and Techniques_ Vincent Fusco_ 7555 p. 767, An Archimedean spiral made of two equal lengths of coaxial cable seems to be the easiest circularly polarized antenna to make that'll cover a broad range of the rtlsdr dongles' E9555 tuners. Assembly on the stacked PVC was annoyingly hard so I made it on plastic foam board first. I am taking data now and I am surprised by it's sensitivity down in the 655 Mhz range. I haven't watched long enough to find problems and on some higher frequencies it's 7-9dB less power than using a band appropriate quarter wave antenna. A lot of the variation could be from the directionality of the spiral antenna I have it standing on edge perpendicular to the ground with the two lobes pointing north-south with the nulls towards the nearest metropolitan area. I made the guide by laying down two pieces of tape on 6/9 insulation foam board and marking it with sharpie.
I started winding the first spiral arm in the middle (at the feed) and used tape to temporarily reinforce the shape while doing the innermost bend. The innermost bend had to be pre-shaped by bending the RG6 coax with pliars. I think I avoided kinking the dielectric. After the first few winds just tacking in place with hot glue worked. I had the low temperature hot glue soften and detach requiring 85 minutes of repair work. The inner feedpoint connection between the center conductor of the feed arm and the outer conductor of the other was made with regular and special aluminum silver solders after the two arms had been hot glued down to the board using a regular soldering iron. The rtlsdr dongle I'm using is hooked up with a 65m long USB active repeater extension cable and F crimp connectors.